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  • Outside In

    Outside In

    ★★★★½

    Messy and complicated with fantastic performances from the entire cast, but especially Jay Duplass and Edie Falco. Directed with sensitivity by Lynn Shelton (who cowrote the film with Duplass), it's a story of lost opportunities and unlikely connections. Quite wonderful to watch with many memorable scenes and great cinematic storytelling that works visually and without the need for exposition.

  • Minnie and Moskowitz

    Minnie and Moskowitz

    ★★★★

    With Cassavetes improvisational and often electric scenes between actors, it's amazing to watch Seymour Cassel and Gena Rowlands as complicated and deeply dysfunctional people trying to find some sort of happiness within challenging situations. It feels raw and real and remarkable.

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Visually stunning with a 50s sensibility and pitch perfect performances, direction, and writing that make the film feel like it was made in the 50s. Assured and confident, it creates an immersive world surrounding memorable characters and allows us to spend time with them. Superb filmmaking that shows what is possible with skill and confidence.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    It Follows take a similar approach to David Robert Mitchell's earlier The Myth of the American Sleepover in creating a film that is generally set in the 80s without ever explicitly stating it and reworking teen drama. With It Follows it is almost like Kubrick directed a teen horror film in the 80s. There are visual echoes of The Shining and the score is a full 80s synth feeling. Overall this forms a neat dissonance with the distinctly controlled framing…